Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Cost: Free
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Humanities Washington presents a free public lecture in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall with Clarence Moriwaki, President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community.
Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again. Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association.